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Fladgate acts on £92.5m acquisition for Flora Developments Limited

Hamilton Forrest, Rebecca Tavares, James Fry, Sophie Burke, Adam Baker, Mythily Katsaris, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Ildikó Kozó, Sunil Sheth, Victoria Brownell |

Fladgate LLP acted for Flora Developments Limited, a subsidiary of ABIL Infraprojects Limited, India which is a large Indian construction, real estate development and hospitality company, for the acquisition of prime real estate in Central London known as Griffin House, 5/6 Strand, London WC2N 5HR for a purchase price of £92.5 million. The property currently […]

Fladgate advises Aeromet on acquisition of Stone Foundries

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Graham Spitz, Gavin Whitney, Alan Wetterhahn, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Aeromet International Limited, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components, on its bolt-on acquisition of Stone Foundries from Langham Industries. Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will […]

Fladgate advises on sale of Greene & Co to Hamptons International, part of Countrywide PLC

Julian Lewis, Sophie Burke, Gavin Whitney, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has acted for the shareholders of Greene & Co, an award-winning estate agency covering North London and the City, in its sale to leading residential agency, Hamptons International – part of Countrywide PLC, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services group. Established more than thirty years ago in West Hampstead, Greene & […]

Fladgate advise on the sale of Roxy Palace online casino to 32Red

Grant Gordon, Sophie Burke, Alan Wetterhahn, Mike Tremeer, Ildikó Kozó |

Fladgate LLP acted for the sellers Hyperlink Media Limited and Applied Logics Limited on the sale of the remote online gaming business known as Roxy Palace for a total consideration of £8.4 million, comprising £2m in cash and the issuance of 10,000,000 new Ordinary Shares. Corporate partners Grant Gordon and Alan Wetterhahn advised the clients, […]

Areen Design Services acquires majority stake in Pascall + Watson Ltd

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Alex Kaufmann |

Fladgate LLP advised Areen Design Services Limited, the interior design company specialising in commercial and infrastructure projects, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pascall+Watson Limited, the architects practice that specialises in the design and delivery of infrastructure projects (they have designed Heathrow Terminal 2 amongst many other high profile projects). Corporate partner Alex […]

Fladgate advises on high profile acquisitions for Patron Capital

Jeremy Whiteson, Rebecca Tavares, Sophie Burke, Adam Baker, Eddie Powell, Gary Smith, Gavin Whitney, Charles Proctor, David Baverstock, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate LLP has advised Patron Capital IV LP (Patron) on two high profile real estate investments: The c£75m headline acquisition, by a joint venture between Patron Capital and APAM Ltd, of the Arlington Business Park in Theale, Reading from the Arlington Business Parks Partnership (ABPP). The Arlington Business Park is considered to be one of […]

Finance Bill 2015: changes to the tax treatment of B share schemes

Sophie Burke |

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced, in his Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014, his plans to legislate in the 2015 Finance Bill to remove an apparent “unfair tax advantage” and to treat cash received under a B share scheme in the same way as dividend income. Following the publication of the Finance Bill 2015 […]

Fladgate advises Cambridge University Press on acquisition

David Robinson, Sophie Burke |

Fladgate LLP advised Cambridge University Press on the acquisition of a compact, high-quality list of language textbooks and supporting materials from small independent publisher Advance Materials Limited. The list focuses on textbooks for Modern Foreign Languages including French, Spanish and German. The list includes core textbooks for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and supplementary, skills-based […]

Fladgate advises on sale of shares in Supercover Insurance

Sophie Burke, Mike Tremeer, John Forde, Ian Brent, Andrew Bessemer Clark |

Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of shares in Supercover Insurance Limited, an FCA regulated specialist insurance broker and claims administrator serving more than 1.5m policyholders, to the Markerstudy Group. Supercover Insurance Limited was set up in 1995 and provided extended warranty cover and insurance to mobile phone retail customers. Supercover has expanded its […]

Fladgate advises Gallery Direct on acquisition of furniture manufacturer Frank Hudson

Sophie Burke, Mike Tremeer, John Forde, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Marc Sosnow |

Fladgate LLP has advised leading home interiors company Gallery Direct Limited on its acquisition of furniture manufacturer Frank Hudson Limited. Gallery Direct’s global customer base will further expand following this acquisition. Managing director of Gallery Direct, Peter Delaney said, “For three generations, the Frank Hudson team have crafted some of the most desirable and fashionable […]

Fladgate advises Cultuzz Digital Media on the acquisition of Recommended Hotels

Amy Collins, Sophie Burke, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, John Forde |

Fladgate LLP has advised Berlin-based Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH (Cultuzz) on the acquisition of Recommended Hotels for an undisclosed amount. The transaction will enable Cultuzz to strengthen its footprint in the UK through the acquisition of an out-sourced sales and marketing solutions company specialising in generating bookings for independently owned hotels, apartments and venues through […]

Fladgate advises on sale of M&S distribution centre for £82.575m

Sophie Burke, Richard Kaufman, Avram Kelman |

Fladgate LLP has advised a private family trust on the sale of the state-of-the art M&S distribution centre in Castle Donnington, North Leicestershire for £82.575m. The 1 million sq ft distribution centre is half a mile long, 100ft tall and covers a 60 acre site. Goods are freighted directly to the site after 1.5 miles […]